August 15 - Woodstock, Showboat, a pirate's ransom and today's affirmation
By Katie Parsons
There were an estimated 400,000 people at the outdoor music festival Woodstock when it kicked off on this date in 1969 - so many that the organizers ended up having make it a free event because there was simply no way to track everyone. The author of "Showboat" was born on Aug. 15 and we have her to thank for not being able to help lovin' who we do (and singing about it, too). Our third segment today talks about Julius Caesar and his offense at pirates not asking a high enough ransom for him -- we should all be worthy of higher ransom, don't you think?